ASM International N.V. is a global supplier of wafer processing equipment, primarily for semiconductor manufacturing industry. The Company designs, manufactures and sells equipment and services to its customers for the production of semiconductor devices, or integrated circuits. The Company's segments include Front-end, which manufactures and sells equipment used in wafer processing, encompassing the fabrication steps in which silicon wafers are layered with semiconductor devices, and Back-end, which manufactures and sells equipment and materials used in assembly and packaging, encompassing the processes in which silicon wafers are separated into individual circuits and subsequently assembled, packaged and tested. The Front-end segment is a product driven organizational unit consisting of manufacturing, service, and sales operations in Europe, the United States, Japan and South East Asia. Its product platforms include Advance Platform, XP Platform XP8 Platform, Epsilon and Polygon.